Our Big Event Tomorrow

With a handful of other people, Tom and I are putting together the largest event we’ve ever planned for tomorrow – the Just Food – Celebrating Locally Grown event. We will be featuring a panel of speakers and then showing the movie FRESH. The speakers include Lucy Thairu, assistant professor at Touro University who will…

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The Greenhorns

Last night Tom, Paul and I went to a screening for the Greenhorns movie, a documentary about new young farmers. It was a decent flick overall but I felt that it probably would have been better if the movie had focused on fewer farmers and told more of their story rather than show just a…

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Looking Back

While I was putting together the presentation for the chicken class I taught this past week I spent a large amount of time going through pictures we’ve taken over the last several years. Boy do I need to reorganize them! But that’s besides the point. One of the things I found so interesting was seeing…

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Spoiled

Last weekend I forgot to go to the farmers’ market. Two years of nearly nonstop shopping there every single Saturday morning and I totally forget to go. 2pm on Saturday rolled around before I even realized my mistake. When we normally couldn’t make it to the Saturday farmers’ market we would hit up the Sunday…

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Just Food: Celebrating Locally Grown

That’s the name of the event we’ve been working on putting together over the last few months! It will be held on October 20th from 4:30pm – 9pm. In celebration of World and U.S. Food Days, Just Food is showing the movie “Fresh” and hosting a panel discussion on food justice and food security issues…

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The National Heirloom Expo

We went. We saw. We drooled. We had a fantastic time at the Heirloom Expo. We ended up not seeing nearly as many workshops as we wanted to due to time allowance. We did see two – Dr. Vandana Shiva’s talk and Gardening with and for Chickens by Pat Foreman (author of City Chicks). It…

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A Garden for the Birds (and the Bees) – Part 3

I can pinpoint my intense love for plants to when I was in high school. I was particularly interested in medicinal plants. My mom had given me a little space in the garden that I could plant whatever herbs I wanted. Mullein, comfrey, wormwood, rue, hyssop, sweet woodruff, mugwort, and horehound were just some of…

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